Study visas are issued to minor foreign children attending primary and high school as well as adults studying at tertiary educational institutions in South Africa. These visas are issued on the following basis:
- A letter of provisional acceptance or acceptance from the learning institution stating the duration of the course must be submitted.
- The learning institution must be registered in terms of specific South Africa legislation enumerated in the Immigration Regulations, otherwise the learning institution will be unsatisfactory to support a study visa application.
- The study visa is issued for the duration of the course of intended study.